This is a pipe

Specifically, it’s my Granddad’s pipe.

As a kid, I was always fascinated by the details – all the creases and folds, the fingernails. It’s a lovely object. Made of meerschaum, I think. My Ma cleared out the attic a few years ago and it finally came to me. My Granddad was a blacksmith, pretty handy with DIY I would guess. Not sure what he would make of my skills making the frame, but it’s framed and up on the wall.